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Divot on matts

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I am working on my swing into a net.  Without being able to take a divot I am looking for a way to verify I am hitting down and taking a divot in front of the ball.

 

Is it a valid test to put a paper towel an inch or two behind the ball and see if you it the towel? 

post #2 of 8

That might work. I would wonder if the swing would create too much wind and move the paper towel before impact. 

post #3 of 8
Assuming you're laying a single paper towel flat on the mat, I'd put it way closer than that. Almost touching really. If you put the paper towel 2 inches back you could still be hitting the shot fat. Search divot and mat in the forums here and you'll find lots of suggestions, most involving painter (or masking) tape.
post #4 of 8

Tape works (and doubles as cheap impact tape), or cardboard instead of paper.  I use cut-up beer cartons sometimes because it's thin and stiff.  (and readily available.. lol).

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Paper towel does not move and it gives great if not messy feedback.  Tears a part off exactly at the point of impact with the ground.
 

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by inthecup View Post

Paper towel does not move and it gives great if not messy feedback.  Tears a part off exactly at the point of impact with the ground.
 

 

Interesting. I stand corrected.

post #7 of 8

Instead of a paper towel, use a cloth towel.  Your wrists will tell you if you don't miss the towel!

post #8 of 8

How do the "Matts" feel about getting divots in them?  I'm guessing they must hurt?

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